Curriculum Development Grant Application

How to Apply for a Curriculum Development Grant

A complete application will include

  • Completed and signed Proposal Route Sheet
  • Proposal narrative answering the following questions:
    1. What is the project intended to accomplish (objectives, significance)?
    2. What activities/methods are planned to obtain the project's objective?
    3. What qualifications do you bring to the position as grant director?
    4. What previous IU South Bend curriculum grants have you received, what resulted from those projects?
  • Detailed budget and budget justification. Include all items necessary to complete the project, including but not limited to summer salary, audio/visual materials, equipment, and personnel assistance. Indicate budget costs supported by department/division or other sources. Travel rates and other items for budget consideration can be found online at Summer salary requests should be based on the salary rate in place at the time the proposal is submitted, shall not exceed two months over the period of the grant and must include Fringe Benefits (27% of salary request) as a budget line item.
  • If your project involves human subjects you must speak to when you will seek IRB approval and any award will be contingent on IRB approval being received. If you are conducting a survey or questionnaire, please include a copy of your instrument.
  • Two letters of support addressed to the Contracts and Grants Coordinator. Both letters may be from internal sources. One letter must be from the unit's director, dean, or chair indicating support, addressing the impact of the project on the unit's curriculum structure. This letter must explicitly note that this course is new to this campus or the university system or describe the ways in which this work is above and beyond departmental/divisional norms regarding course revisions. In the case that travel or equipment funds are requested, the letter should additionally address why this should not be supplied by the department or unit. Letters of support do not require original signatures but should be sent from the author's e-mail account to .
  • Current curriculum vitae (electronic version preferred).

Application Format

  • Electronic proposal submission is required (except for signed route sheet). Staff of the Office of Research (4181) are available to assist in proposal preparation.
  • Times, 12pt type, 1 inch margins, and page numbers are required.
  • It is recommended that the Project Narrative not exceed 5 pages.
  • It is recommended that the Curriculum Vitae not exceed 10 pages.